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SK Telecom reveal the future of League of Legends super-star Faker

Published: 20/Nov/2018 13:58 Updated: 20/Nov/2018 13:59

by Joe O'Brien

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South Korean League of Legends team SK Telecom T1 have announced the future of super-star mid-laner Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-hyeok.

Speculation arose regarding Faker’s status with the organization for the coming season as his contract officially expired on November 19.

SK Telecom T1 have now confirmed that Faker will in fact remain with the team, however. Support player Lee ‘Effort’ Sang-ho and AD Carry Han ‘Leo’ Gyeo-re have also renewed their contracts.

The announcement comes shortly after the team revealed that seven members of their 2018 roster, including iconic bot-lane duo Bae ‘Bang’ Jun-sik and Lee ‘Wolf’ Jae-wan, would be parting ways with the organization.

Faker has been the center-piece of SK Telecom since his professional debut in 2013, during which he famously solo-killed Kang ‘Ambition’ Chan-yong for first blood, who was considered at the time to be among the best mid-laners in the league.

LoL EsportsLeague of Legends just wouldn’t feel right without Faker in SKT.

In the years since, Faker has become the most decorated player in League of Legends, winning six domestic titles and three World Championships. He’s almost universally considered the greatest League of Legends player of all time, and is one of the most iconic players in any esport.

SK Telecom T1 have yet to announce any new additions for the coming season, although it’s been reported that former Jin Air AD Carry Park ‘Teddy’ Jin-seong has signed with the organization.

Other rumors have suggested the team may be pursuing 2014 World Championship MVP Cho ‘Mata’ Se-hyeong at Support, and a possible return for former SKT Jungler Han ‘Peanut’ Wang-ho, although nothing has been confirmed on either count.

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TFT patch 10.25 to feature Talon buffs, Warwick & Moonlight nerfs, more

Published: 3/Dec/2020 7:29

by Andrew Amos

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TFT patch 10.25 is on its way as the final update ahead of the Mid-Set update, and it’s set to be massive. Talon could be back on the menu, Warwick and Moonlight are getting a nerf, and that’s only the tip of the iceberg.

The TFT meta has stabilized after patch 10.24. No longer is it 4-1 roll down and pray, because there’s actually meaning to the early game.

That doesn’t mean there’s nothing Riot can’t improve though. With the b-patch finally going live with nerfs to Zed, Yone, and Runaan’s Hurricane, TFT patch 10.25 is going to be the big one before the year’s end. It’s the final patch before January’s mid-set update, which will shake up units, traits, and more.

Enduring Sword Talon in TFT
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Talon could be back in TFT patch 10.25 with some damage buffs.

TFT patch 10.24b nerfs Zed, Yone, more

Before we dive too deep into TFT patch 10.25, it’s important to note some changes were made in the middle of TFT patch 10.24 that you might have missed. Zed and Yone were nerfed, alongside traits Keeper, Cultist, and attack speed item Runaan’s Hurricane.

This was to curb the power of Zed carry comps which had risen to prominence. An attack speed nerf has made them less potent, but ultimately still strong. The same goes for the rest of the nerfs, which have lightly nudged the power balance instead of major overhauls.

Moonlight the big target on TFT patch 10.25

TFT patch 10.24 had one big winner, and it was Moonlight reroll compositions. Diana and Lissandra carry have been two of the strongest picks on this patch thanks to the rolling changes.

However, on TFT patch 10.25, Riot are bringing them back in line. Because it’s easier to hit the composition, Riot have had to bring back Lissandra and Diana’s damage to be more in line with other one-cost units. While they still have the four-star mechanic, it won’t be as hard to beat.

Warwick is also set for a big nerf to his lifesteal at one and two-star to compensate for his ability overhaul last patch. This will be coupled with a Divine nerf, reducing the amount of true damage the units dish out.

Wukong, Fiora, Sylas, Xin Zhao, Evelynn, and Talon are all set for buffs, while Vi and Kayn are on Riot’s naughty list.

Diana in TFT Fates
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Moonlight champions Diana and Lissandra are getting nerfed in TFT patch 10.25.

You can find the full set of changes below, courtesy of [email protected]. We will update this with the full patch notes once they drop on December 8.

TFT patch 10.24 preview notes

Champions

Tier 1

Wukong

  • Ability AD percent increased from 225/250/275% to 250/265/280%

Fiora

  • Damage increased from 200/300/450 to 250/400/600

Lissandra

  • Ability damage lowered from 350/450/600/800 to350/450/550/700
  • Ability secondary damage lowered from 175/225/300/450 to 175/225/275/375

Diana

  • Ability orbs lowered from 4/5/6/9 to 4/5/6/8

Tier 2

Sylas

  • Damage increased from 250/400/600/1000 to 250/400/700/1111

Vi

  • Ability armor reduction lowered from 50/75/100% to 40/60/80%

Tier 3

Xin Zhao

  • Ability AD percent changed from 300/325/350% to 330/340/350%

Evelynn

  • Ability damage increased from 350/500/1400 to 350/600/1500
  • Ability damage multiplier lowered from 3 to 2.

Tier 4

Talon

  • Ability AD percent increased from 200/200/250% to 240/250/275%

Warwick

  • Ability lifesteal lowered from 50/50/200% to 40/40/200%

Tier 5

Kayn

  • Damage changed from 400/600/6666 to 375/575/6666